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How long to cook pork roast?

Last post Mar 17, 2005 3:08 PM by Graingirl . 6 replies.

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  • How long to cook pork roast?
    At what temperature and for how long per pound do you cook a pork roast?

    My co-worker wants her daughter(13) to put the roast in the oven for her before she gets home, but she did't know at what temp and for how long to tell her to leave it in. She said it is a small 2 lb pork roast.


  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?
    Most important is the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) should be reached to avoid danger of trichinosis.
    Should take 30-45 minutes per pound, but, it all depends on the internal temperature of the pork roast, more than the amount of time. It used to be 165F but some people say that is too long or past rare; and 185F is dry and stringy.

    How to Make Traditional Pork Roast

    If you only know pork in its common chop form, you'll be amazed at how juicy a roast made from the center-cut loin can be. This roast serves 8 to 10.

    1. Assess the roast's size. If you can fit it on the barbecue grill or in a large pan to brown the outside first, do so now. Rub a thin sheen of oil on it and sprinkle it with salt and pepper, then brown the roast over medium-high heat. Don't cook it, just brown it. Place the browned roast in a roasting pan.

    2. If you can't brown the outside first, don't worry. Lightly coat the raw roast with oil, season it with salt and pepper, and place it in a roasting pan.

    3. Heat the oven to 500 degrees for a raw roast, 375 for a pre-browned one.

    4. Place the roasting pan in the oven; cook for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 300 degrees.

    5. Cook for about 45 minutes, then start checking the roast's temperature with an instant-read thermometer. Remove the roast when the internal temperature, measured as deep into the roast as you can get, reads 165 degrees.

    6. Remove the roast and let stand for about 15 minutes before slicing.

    7. Serve with the sauce of your choice.


  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?
    this is it I have done

    Fat side up, 325F about 20-25 minutes per pound with a can of cranberry sauce and an envelope of onion soup mix
  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?

    If you want more info on pork check out this website. The chart includes cooking times for grilling, sauteeing, braising and stewing.

    ROASTING - in an uncovered, shallow pan at 350° F.

    Loin Roast, Bone-in or Boneless* 2-5 pounds 20 per pound

    Crown Roast* 6-10 pounds 20 per pound

    Leg* 3 1/2 pounds 20 per pound

    Shoulder Roast (Butt)** 3-6 pounds 30 per pound

    Tenderloin (roast at 425-450° F) --
    20 - 30

    Ribs -- 1 1/2 - 2 hours**


  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?
    Oh I wish the cat would not walk on the keyboard!

    that should say
    this is what I have done
    and let rest before cutting
  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?
    Thanks, very helpful!

  • RE: How long to cook pork roast?
    Most pork cuts should be served at medium or well done stages, 160°-170°F. For juicy, tender results, port should be cooked at a low (300°F) heat.

    You'll find more information and a handy cooking chart towards the end of this URL: